Monday, April 19, 2010

Gardening Amnesia

It’s about this time of year that I develop gardening amnesia and buy a plant. I seem to forget the many occasions that that I’ve been the Grim Reaper of gardening, and all I can think about is how wonderful a new plant would be.
This year, I bought a little basil plant. I probably couldn’t have bought anything more practical, since I love cooking with basil. (And I refuse to pay the hefty sum they want in the grocery store for a small sprig of it.) I even love the smell of basil.
The way I look at it, even if I get nothing more from the plant than the leaves that are on it, I’ve already gotten more of a harvest from it than from last year’s tomato plant, which yielded exactly one penny-sized tomato.
I’m still no gardening expert, but hopefully the basil plant doesn’t know that. I’m hoping to have some garnish for many Italian dishes this year!

7 comments:

MG said...

Haha, I'm the same way! But every year I press on, and get better and better! Fingers crossed it works for you!

Sespi said...

Oooh, I want an herb garden! At this point, I'm pretty sure my dogs would eat it though ;)

Solar Powered said...

i am afflicted with the same condition.

Laura said...

That's a beautiful basil plant! I'll trade you my jalepeno plant. It's not growing :(

nanny said...

Good Luck....I bought a Mint plant...I'm thinking Mojito!!!

d.a.r. said...

Ah yes, my anmesia set in smack dab in the middle of the garden section of Lowe's this weekend. We'll see how long I can keep this crap alive....

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Good luck! I've stuck this year to having cacti for my plants. I bought 5 of them this week lol.